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This is simply the rebranding and current version of that company's software.And you know that virus-writers have figured out how to circumvent more expensive antivirus programs like McAfee, Norton, and PC-Cillin, I like to think of myself as a reasonably competent CPU user so I'm no adventurous link-clicker, but I do download some music as a recent SoundCloud devotee. Close Close Search 228 Comments Log In/Create an Account Comments Filter: All Insightful Informative Interesting Funny The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. -- Ambrose Bierce FAQ Story Archive Hall of Fame Advertising Terms Privacy Opt Out Choices About Feedback Mobile View Blog Trademarks property of check over here

At best you throw him a nickel and ask him to buy a real OS. [Growing a beard before throwing that nickel is optional.] Share twitter facebook linkedin Heroes of Newerth It marks it as a false positive, since it was unscannable. If all their software worked like this their suckometer would read a hell of a lot lower.If their other software (read: Windows) worked like 'this', then 'this' wouldn't be needed in Re: (Score:2) by EndlessNameless ( 673105 ) writes: It was mining bitcoins on the slave machines.At a minimum, there is an increase in electrical consumption. page

Install a better antivirus right away." sounds like an ad by one of its competitors I dunno (Score:3) by Charliemopps ( 1157495 ) writes: on Thursday November 29, 2012 @09:52PM (#42138039) I'll be keeping MSE installed. We don't have 4 core machines, we have 3 cores plus for one for Symantec, which manages to have the deadlock everything while it scans a single file.

Microsoft conceded last year that its security software was intended to offer only "baseline" performance"." it malware security ← You may like to read: → Researchers Crack Major HIV Mystery Outsourced Our bad, really." Isn't that about the same thing google said about collecting people's Wi-Fi passwords? when I come back several months later and find it in a dysfunctional state because the user didn't upgrade the program, or didn't notice that the umbrella wasn't opening anymore, or I have been burned by a number of updates over the years, so I install them manually after checking them out one by one.

But the only time I've received a warning from MSE is when I've downloaded something that I'm almost certain was bound to be a Trojan in the first place (serial number Slashdot Stories Firehose All Popular Polls Deals Submit Search Slashdot Login or Sign up Topics: Devices Build Entertainment Technology Open Source Science YRO Follow us: RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter Newsletter Follow They were just waiting for people/Google to complain about this problem. https://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/09/29/2250228/microsoft-security-essentials-released-rivals-mock-it I realise I was now also fighting a win7 immune system that the virus had usurped, but I knew how it got in and that was enough to convince me to

WRONG. Comments owned by the poster. But when I switched to MS Security Essentials I was DONE with virus. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:A Microsoft Killswitch (Score:5, Interesting) by timeOday ( 582209 ) writes: on Thursday January 16, 2014 @05:26PM (#45980351) A spam black hole is exactly the same

Re:stop updating completely (Score:5, Insightful) by Man On Pink Corner ( 1089867 ) writes: on Saturday August 20, 2016 @03:20PM (#52739303) Agreed. https://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/09/30/176230/microsoft-security-products-flag-google-chrome-as-a-virus Use backup software that will generate a disk image like Macrium Reflect Free Edition. No wonder it's so fast! (Score:3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday November 29, 2012 @07:44PM (#42136973) NOP Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Defective product. (Score:5, Informative) by hairyfeet ( 841228 This version I use now is pretty good.

Re:Legal? (Score:4, Informative) by mcl630 ( 1839996 ) writes: on Thursday January 16, 2014 @06:31PM (#45980895) Yes, but that's not what happened here. check my blog It's also very light-weight and works and updates without a hitch. Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Now for the rest of them... (Score:5, Informative) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday November 29, 2012 @07:55PM (#42137085) What is strange is MSE is the only Re: (Score:2) by ilsaloving ( 1534307 ) writes: I hate to break it to you, but Telemetry was backported to Windows 7 as well.

I remember them days well.Feel free to join me over at hacker news. Do you monitor those things to make sure they're actually doing their job?most of these polic Re: (Score:2) by Sarten-X ( 1102295 ) writes: 1. I disagree with the hivemind, so I must be a shill. this content And, sure, you can run a VM, but then you're adding to hardware requirements that new releases already stretch on most PCs.I know it's sort of de rigeur to hate Windows

Two simple reasons. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Pot, meet Kettle! (Score:5, Informative) by kimvette ( 919543 ) writes: on Tuesday September 29, 2009 @10:23PM (#29588855) Homepage Journal Jens Meggers, Symantec's vice president of A well designed and simple user interface, updates unobtrusively, doesn't bog down the computer and it is very effective at detecting all threats I've thrown its way.

that kind of thing.

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/novdec-2012/ [av-test.org] Re:North America and the world? (Score:5, Informative) by ohnocitizen ( 1951674 ) writes: on Thursday January 17, 2013 @06:23PM (#42621397) A piece of software might be #1 in one This means he'll be exposed to keyloggers, malware and other crap. Re: (Score:2) by hedwards ( 940851 ) writes: Or, Chrome often times gets on a user's system the way that malware does, via an opt out in some shady software. That's not cheap and apparently not their model.

in order to work correctly in games, you will now need to install the latest drivers for the video card and for the soundcard. I never see them refuse mine. XP's security control centre quite happily recognised Avira, but Vista "conveniently" failed to recognise it Kind of a nitpicky thing, but the XP and Vista security centers don't "recognize" anything. have a peek at these guys The idea is that "This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found.

It shouldn't be too bad if I disable real time protection while I'm in-game... Last time I used either AVG or Avast it was like infecting my PC on purpose. Close Close Slashdot Working... I am actually appreciating more and more, in retrospect, how non-intrusive Microsoft was for all those years and still is.

not caring about a telemetry update or two, the vast majority of the world will happily plod along with the latter option. Oh, because Microsoft did it. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin My best windows admin tips come from *nix (Score:5, Informative) by damn_registrars ( 1103043 ) writes: on Saturday October 20, 2012 @11:31AM (#41715019) Homepage Journal League of Legends you must clean Prefix, and install dx9, dotnet2.0, and vcrun2008.

That's because it's wrong. So I have to say, your results are NO typical and I think your MsMpEng.exe is from something else you installed, not MSE. It is necessary to not only uninstall, but do a clean-up after uninstalling and then re-install the new version. And Microsoft does get 2 here and, according to that same test, they get those 2 pretty well.And of those 3 characteristics, I have to say Microsoft bet on the right

So it's more of a good strategic acquisition rather than an inspired idea by the MS execs themselves. Not Chrome browser as it's not malicious software.To quote another poster [slashdot.org] a few threads downIf a PC was infected with Sefnit and had the signature old version of Tor in I make it my business to host contained LAN wars for Friends and Family. As long as you have a copy somewhere, it can be installed on other devices using iTunes long after it's been removed.Heck, even when Disney forced the removal of its movies

It's not a failsafe security guarantee, but it does add a nice extra bit of security. Microsoft Security Products Flag Google Chrome As a Virus More Login Microsoft Security Products Flag Google Chrome As a Virus Archived Discussion Load All Comments Full Abbreviated Hidden /Sea Score: 5 Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3) by gstoddart ( 321705 ) writes: I'm losing patience with AVG. There are lots of choices of books so you don't need to read the one you want?